NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – In a pair of recent Genome Research papers, two research teams applied genetic and genomic approaches to learn more about an industrial Saccharomyces cerevisiae strain called PE-2 and other yeast strains that are being used to produce biofuels.

The PE-2 strain, which ferments sugar cane, is used by nearly a third of Brazilian distilleries. The microbe has garnered attention in biofuel circles, since Brazilian bioethanol projects typically rely on sugar cane as a feedstock rather than grains.

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Vivek Murthy is no longer the surgeon general of the US, the Associated Press reports.

People around the globe took to the streets to support science — some with signs.

Parents who learn of their increased genetic risk of disease also contend with telling their children about theirs, the New York Times writes.

In PLOS this week: loci linked to body mass index measurements, long non-coding RNA expression and urothelial carcinoma prognosis, and more.

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This webinar is the third in a four-part series highlighting real-world examples of how some lab directors are bringing validated next-generation sequencing-based tests to the clinic.

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This webinar is the last in a four-part series highlighting real-world examples of how some lab directors are bringing validated next-generation sequencing-based tests to the clinic.